Rose Ledet was elected Judge of Division “B” of Orleans Parish Civil District Court in October, 1999. A native of New Orleans, Judge Ledet, graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1975. She attended Loyola University, receiving a B.A. degree in Communication in 1979. A 1985 graduate of Loyola Law School, Judge Ledet received the outstanding student award from the Loyola Law Clinic.
Judge Ledet began her legal career as an Assistant City Attorney. In January 1986, she joined the firm of Berrigan Litchfield Schonekas and Mann where she practiced general civil litigation. In August 1989, still maintaining a part-time law practice, Judge Ledet was appointed Clerk of First City Court and elected to that position in March 1990 where she served until her election to the Civil Court bench in 1999.
Judge Ledet served on the Civil District Court bench through December, 2011 until her election to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal beginning January 2012 where she currently serves.
Judge Ledet is a former board member of the Louisiana Judicial College. She also served as a member of the Executive Committee, Mentoring Committee, New Judges Training Committee of the Louisiana District Judges Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Professionalism and Quality of Life Committee, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules Committee and Committee to Study Plain Civil Jury Instructions. Judge Ledet was elected as a 2008 district board member of the National Association of Women Judges and secretary treasurer of the Loyola Alumni Board.
Judge Ledet is also a member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, National Association of Women Judges, Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Louisiana Judicial Council, Association of Women Attorneys and New Orleans Bar Association. Since serving as judge, Ms. Ledet has participated as a speaker in various continuing legal education seminars.